April Fools Day Jokes 2015: Google Edition
Google always gets into the April fools holiday spirit, and they didn’t disappoint this time around into the spirit by playing a few practical jokes on its users.
Usually, Google does so many jokes that it’s hard to follow, so we’ve rounded up here a few here for your viewing pleasure.
Google’s most visible prank is with a backwards version of Google.com, domain and all, at http://com.google/. Everything in the search results are backwards, including images and cards displayed.
The very first joke we found today was this amazing hack in Google Maps that lets you play Pac-Man on any street and in any U.S. city. All you have to do is hit the button next to satellite view and you’ll be playing the game in your own neighborhood.
It even works on mobile, if you can find one of the hidden little pins that activate the game.
Google Japan joined the party as well, with an adorable new product called “Google Panda” which is a cuddly toy you can talk to and consult for answers, just like Google Now.
The company touts Panda as portable and it can answer any question using Google’s voice recognition technology. This has to be the most adorable joke by far.
Apparently, Google wants its Inbox product to solve physical mail too. The company uploaded this video that demos the “Smartbox”, which keeps out spam and can automatically filter out unwanted physical junk mail. Apparently it’ll even alert you on your phone when you have mail at your door.